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North Springs High School

North Springs High School is a coeducational public charter magnet school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Overview

Overview

North Springs High School says

Since 1963, North Springs has been committed to educating and preparing students for the world that awaits them. Accredited by the Georgia Department of Education and AdvanceEd, North Springs is an outstanding comprehensive, college-preparatory high school - the most diverse in the Fulton County School system. We offer students the only dual arts and sciences magnet programs in Georgia and the choice of four Academies. The goal at North Springs is to Find Yourself Here. We want students to discover and pursue their interests and passions through their core classes and elective choices; to become engaged, successful learners while enjoying the fun of being a high school student. NSCHS offers countless clubs and activities, sports, leadership and community service opportunities and requires students to be involved in at least two.

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Curriculum

The Academies at North Springs North Springs is organized into four Academies or smaller learning communities with a specific academic and career focus. The Academies at North Springs are: The Career Technical & Leadership Academy (CTL), The Humanities Academy, The Math & Science Academy and The Visual & Performing Arts Academy. Each Academy offers three diploma options of increasing rigor: the Academy Diploma, the Advanced Diploma and at the highest level the Distinguished Diploma for CTLA and Humanities Academy students and the Magnet Diploma for magnet students in the Math & Science and/or Visual & Performing Arts Academies.

The Magnet Programs at North Springs North Springs offers two interest-based magnet programs in math and science and visual and performing arts, the only school in the Fulton County School System and the State to offer both. Since the inception of the math/science component in 1990 and the arts component in 1996, the magnet programs have grown and attract students from throughout Fulton and surrounding counties. Students must apply to participate in the magnet programs. A minimum GPA of 85 is required for the Math/Science magnet and an 80 GPA for Visual/Performing Arts (VPA). Students may also participate in both and are called dual magnet students.

Mission Statement

Our Mission North Springs Charter High School is a school community committed to providing Excellence, Equity and Excitement in Education.

Our Vision North Springs Charter High School is a school of higher learning where our focus is on student achievement for all students.

Our Commitment To ensure that all students succeed, we are committed to: • Providing every student with a quality, well-rounded high school education. • Creating a personalized course of instruction that best meets each student’s individual interests. • Creating multiple pathways to rigor and relevance based on students’ individual strengths. • Recognizing all students, faculty, staff and community members for their achievements. • Using data to identify what is essential to know. • Setting high expectations that hold students and adults accountable for improvement. • Providing students with real-world application of skills and knowledge. • Creating a curriculum framework that drives instruction. • Providing sustained professional learning focused on improving instruction. • Recognizing, hiring and retaining experienced faculty with expertise in their field. • Establishing and maintaining a safe and orderly school.

Finance

Finance

Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Academics

Academics

65% of students graduate from North Springs High School

Test Scores

21 Average score for the ACT Composite

1466 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 486
SAT Verbal 498
SAT Writing 482

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 1,552
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 498
10 400
11 369
12 285

North Springs High School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing North Springs High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1
Gender 46% Male / 54% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

46% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at North Springs High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 29%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 12%
Black or African American 53%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
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